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World Golf Glance

World Golf Glance

Site: Singapore.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Sentosa Golf Club, Serapong Course (7,300 yards, 6,675 meters, par 71).
Purse: $5 million. Winner's share: $833,330.
Last year: India's Jeev Milkha Singh won the Asian Tour event, closing with a 2-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Padraig Harrington and Ernie Els.
Last week: Sweden's Michael Jonzon won the Castello Masters in Spain to retain his European tour card for next season, beating countryman Christian Nilsson and Germany's Martin Kaymer by a stroke. ... South Korea's K.J. Choi won the Asian Tour's rain-shortended Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia. He closed with an 8-under 64 to finish 54 holes at 20 under _ four strokes ahead of Thailand's Chapchai Nirat.
Notes: Harrington, Els and Choi are in the field along with second-ranked Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy, 2005-06 winner Adam Scott, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Darren Clarke, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Asian Tour star Thongchai Jaidee, a two-time winner (Indonesia Open, Ballantine's Championship) this season in events co-sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours. ... Mickelson, a Barclays endorser, was ninth last year. In his last two events, he won the US PGA Tour's FedEx Cup finale and helped the United States win the Presidents Cup. ... Singh is skipping his title defense to play in the World Match Play Championship. ... The WGC-HSBC Champions is next week in China.
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PGA EUROPEAN TOUR
Volvo World Match Play Championship
Site: Casares, Spain.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Finca Cortesin Golf Club (7,380 yards, 6,748 meters, par 72).
Purse: $4.83 million. Winner's share: $1,115,075.
Format: Match play. Four four-man groups will play a round robin of 18-hole matches to determine the semifinalists. Ties will be broken by aggregate holes won, with each match going the full 18 holes. The semifinals and final will be 36 holes.
Round-robin groups (seedings based on world ranking in parentheses): Seve Ballesteros Group: Paul Casey (1), Retief Goosen (8), Anthony Kim (9), Scott Strange (16). Mark McCormack Group: Sergio Garcia (4), Martin Kaymer (5), Robert Allenby (12), Oliver Wilson (13). Gustaf Larson Group: Henrik Stenson (3), Rory McIlroy (6), Angel Cabrera (11), Simon Dyson (14). Assar Gabrielsson Group: Lee Westwood (2), Camilo Villegas (7), Ross Fisher (10), Jeev Milkha Singh (15).
Last playing: Ernie Els won the 2007 event for his record seventh title, beating Angel Cabrera 6 and 4 at Wentworth in England. Els also won in 1994-96 and 2002-04.
Last week: Sweden's Michael Jonzon won the Castello Masters to retain his European tour card for next season, beating countryman Christian Nilsson and Kaymer by a stroke at Club de Campo del Mediterraneo.
Notes: Revived under Volvo's sponsorship, the IMG-run event was played at Wentworth from its inception in 1964 to 2007. ... Casey is returning from a rib injury that sidelined him since the British Open. ... Els is playing in the Singapore Open. ... Westwood leads the Race to Dubai money list. ... The World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions is next week in China.
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US PGA TOUR
Viking Classic
Site: Madison, Mississippi.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Annandale Golf Club (7,125 yards, 6,515 meters, par 70).
Purse: $3.7 million. Winner's share: $666,000.
Last year: Will MacKenzie won the Fall Series event for his second tour title, beating Marc Turnesa with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Brian Gay was eliminated on the first extra hole. MacKenzie finished regulation with a birdie, then birdied the par-5 18th twice more in the playoff.
Last week: Troy Matteson won the Frys.com Open at Grayhawk in Scottsdale, Arizona, topping Jamie Lovemark and Rickie Fowler with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Matteson, also the 2006 Las Vegas winner, bogeyed the final two holes of regulation. He shot 61s in the second and third rounds and closed with a 68.
Notes: The first three Fall Series events have gone to playoffs. Matt Kuchar won at Turning Stone, beating Vaughn Taylor on the sixth extra hole in a Monday finish. Martin Laird won the Justin Timberlake event in Las Vegas, topping George McNeill on the third playoff hole. ... Chad Campbell, the 2007 winner who missed the event last year to play in the Ryder Cup, is in the field along with Kuchar, Matteson, 2005 champion Heath Slocum, David Toms, John Daly, David Duval and Tim Clark. ... Michael Sim is coming off a second-place finish on Sunday in the Nationwide Tour Championship. The 25-year-old Australian led the developmental circuit with three victories and a record $644,142. He earned an in-season US PGA Tour promotion with his third Nationwide victory. ... The World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions is next week in China. The Fall Series will conclude on Nov. 12-15 with the Children's Miracle Network Classic at Walt Disney World Resort.
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US LPGA TOUR
Hana Bank KOLON Championship
Site: Incheon, South Korea.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: Sky 72 Golf Club, Ocean Course (6,466 yards, 5,913 meters, par 72)
Purse: $1.7 million. Winner's share: $255,000.
Last year: Candie Kung won her fourth career US LPGA Tour title and first since 2003, holding off Australia's Katherine Hull by a stroke.
Last event: Lorena Ochoa successfully defended her Navistar Classic title Oct. 4 to snap an 11-start winless streak, beating Michelle Wie and Brittany Lang by four strokes in Pratville, Alabama. The top-ranked Mexican star has three victories this year and 27 overall on the US LPGA Tour.
Notes: Ochoa and South Korean star Jiyai Shin, both three-time winners this year, top the field along with Kung, Se Ri Pak, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Yani Tseng, In-Kyung Kim and Juli Inkster . ... The 21-year-old Shin won the Japan LPGA's Masters Golf Club event on Sunday in a playoff. She tops the US LPGA Tour's player of the year and rookie of the year points races. ... The Mizuno Classic is next week at Kintetsu Kashikojima in Japan.
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CHAMPIONS TOUR
Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Site: Sonoma, California.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Sonoma Golf Club (7,111 yards, 6,502 meters, par 72).
Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $440,000.
Last year: Andy Bean won the season-ending tournament for his second victory of the year, beating Gene Jones by nine strokes. Jay Haas finished 16th to win the Charles Schwab Cup points race and $1 million annuity for the second time in three years.
Last week: Phil Blackmar won the AT&T Championship for his first senior title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Haas, Bean and Tom Kite. Blackmar jumped 27 spots on money list to 30th to take the final spot this week.
Notes: The top four in the Schwab Cup points race _ leader Loren Roberts, Fred Funk (165 points back), Bernhard Langer (-348) and Haas (-602) _ are the only players still in the running for the season title. With points doubled for the finale, players will receive a point for every $500 earned _ making a victory worth 880 points. ... Langer leads the tour with four victories and $2,033,451. Roberts, a three-time winner, is second on the money list with $1,854,613. ... Tom Watson won in 2000, 2002 and 2005 and finished second in 2003. ... The tournament will be played at Harding Park in 2010 and 2011. The San Francisco course was the site of the Presidents Cup.
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OTHER TOURNAMENTS
Men
http://www.jgto.org
http://www.sunshinetour.com
http://pgatour.com.au
http://www.europeantour.com
Women
http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
http://www.lpga.or.jp


Updated : 2021-04-15 08:22 GMT+08:00